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Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
israel from launching its own attack, as prime minister bibi netanyahu has threatened. and if the israelis do? >> it'll be a tough call. >> michael ohanlon is a senior fellow at the brookings institution. if israel strikes iranian nuclear sites, he says, american involvement then would depend on how iran reacts. >> if they retaliate by striking american assets then it makes it easier for obama or romney to essentially respond in kind. and perhaps they sink part of the iranian navy, but perhaps they also go after those same nuclear sites that israel damaged, but perhaps did not completely destroy. who knows what would come after that? that's where the danger lies. >> another major challenge, the messy fallout from the seismic "arab awakening" that began nearly two years ago. bringing the rise of elected islamist governments in egypt and elsewhere -- and a raging civil war in syria. here, too, stark rhetoric masks murky differences. romney says he'd do more to arm syria's rebels but has not said the u.s. would do the arming. the obama white house has resisted doing so, f
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Nov 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
countries, turkey, iraq jor on and lebanon. even israel will not be completely safe from it in syria. >> what would cause outside sources to say we're no longer going to take a hands-off attitude and take a hands on attitude by getting involved engaged on the ground. >> i hope we don't get there because military intervention is at best, at very best a very, very risky thing. you don't want them, you don't want intervention a la afghan strap, or libia. and i think, i really think you don't need that. because in the present circumstances will you have that outside of security council because are you to the going to have a resolution that will allow military intervention. that's out of the question for the moment. so you have to do it from outside. if you do it from outside you'll have a lot of opposition to it from day one. and it is look, libya is 6 million people. they had no army practically. and you see the amount of destruction that has taken place. you see how long it took and you see the results. so people a lot of people in syria, i think why not lib yament and they are warnedd
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